III points is an annual music festival that takes place in Miami’s Wynwood area. The festival is at the front line of the alternative music scene, and every year it features artists who are at the top of their game. The best local and international artists, art collectives, vendors, and musicians come together to create a truly one of a kind experience.
III Points was first held in 2013, the brainchild of four friends. The purpose behind it was to act as a platform for well-known and upcoming musical acts while bringing the South Florida community together.
The festival takes place over three days in one of Miami’s modern urban development areas. The gates open in the evening, and the party goes on all night, ending in the early morning hours. Artists who have performed at III Points in the past include Deaf Poets, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jay Electronica, Nick Leon, King Krule, and Run The Jewels.
In addition to world-class music, the festival offers attendees a multi-sensory event with incredible art installations, lectures, showcases, demos, panels, and parties. Over a hundred performers take over six different stages to deliver an unforgettable experience to festival-goers. Mix some beach time in with your trip when you camp in Southern Florida near this music event.
Typically both general admission and VIP passes on sale for III Points. There are also different tiers to choose from when choosing tickets. The VIP ticket is called the Foresight pass and includes access to a preferred viewing area, an air-conditioned lounge, phone charging stations, full-service bars, and private bathrooms.
A limited number of parking passes are usually on offer, which you will be able to purchase only after buying your entry ticket. You will need to have a valid ID to pick up your tickets at the box office. All ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be given on any ticket types.
Driving an RV to Miami will require you to use one or more of the highways that go through the city. It’s a good idea to opt for the paid express lanes to avoid heavy traffic. Driving directly to the venue is not recommended since you’re likely to encounter excessive traffic on festival days and finding a parking spot can be difficult. Instead, set up camp and take public transportation through the traffic to the Mana Wynwood Convention Center.
Parking near the venue is limited, and you’ll need to buy a parking pass to avail it. These sell out fast, so make your purchase as soon as possible. One of these passes will give you parking access on all three days of the festival. There are also a few paid parking garages a short distance from the venue, but remember that garages limit how tall a vehicle can be to enter.
Using public transport is the best way to get to the festival venue to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot. You can get to Wynwood by train, bus, subway, or light rail. Alternatively, you could use a rideshare app or taxi service to get dropped off at one of the designated points.
Camping at the festival venue is not allowed, but there are several well-equipped campsites and RV parks nearby in Southern Florida.
Camping in Miami will allow you to get up close and personal with Florida’s incredible beaches and natural beauty. Thanks to its extensive camping culture, you’re sure to find a well equipped RV park in the coastal tip of Florida. Many of these come with all the facilities you may need including hookups, cooking areas, and laundry services.
You’ll need to get around the festival area on foot. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, carts, wagons, or personal motorized vehicles will not be allowed on the grounds. The venue is wheelchair-friendly and has ADA access. There is no separate entrance for guests with disabilities, but all entry points are ADA accessible.
When it comes to choosing your clothing for III Points, pick your most stand-out eclectic pieces. Anything goes at the festival as long as it is not offensive. You’ll see plenty of people in rave attire or dressed in costume. So, throw on some neon shorts or holographic shoes, and you’ll fit right into this vibrant scene.
You can carry a small or medium sized bag or backpack with all your festival essentials. Sunscreen lotion and personal items will need to be sealed upon entry. Portable chargers can be purchased on site if needed. Make sure you have a decent, non-professional camera on you to capture the event.
Protect yourself from the intense Miami sun by wearing plenty of sunscreen when outside. You cannot carry your own water through the gates, but it will be available for purchase. Make sure you stay hydrated and pace yourself so you can enjoy all three days of the festival. Drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illicit substances of any kind are strictly prohibited. Crowds are expected at this event, so guests are encouraged to be mindful and help each other out if needed.
RV parks will allow cooking in your rig but may enforce certain outdoor restrictions. For instance, you may be able to prepare food on the stove in your RV or on a portable grill, but open fires may not be allowed during a fire ban. Cooking will not be permitted on the festival grounds.
Miami is well known for its incredible diversity, and this is reflected in its food scene. Thanks to a recent culinary evolution, several of the country’s top chefs have set up eateries in the city. You can find many different types of cuisines and a multitude of exotic new tastes to try.
You’ll find a find wide array of beverage and food options at III Points through vendors on site. You can choose from local food favorites as well as exclusive treats created especially for the festival. There will also be a number of beer gardens selling cocktails, wine, and beer.
All bags will be screened, and you may be subjected to a full body TSA style pat-down upon entry to the grounds. You have the option of requesting to be checked by someone of the same gender if you prefer. Check the website for the list of prohibited items for a smooth check-in experience.
III Points takes place during a time of year when the climate is warm and dry. It is unlikely to rain or get too hot and humid. It’s a good time to do some sightseeing or visit the local attractions. Unless stated in advance, the festival will go on, rain or shine, as much of the event takes place indoors.
EMTs will be present at the venue to attend to anyone who needs medical assistance. Certain medications will be allowed into the festival grounds as long as they are in the original prescription bottle. Anyone with dietary or medical restrictions may want to contact the festival organizers in advance to check how accommodations can best be made for that need.